Juan LePuen

Biography

American translator and editor, born in 1969.

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Books

Kamikaze and Other Stories
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 33,560. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Translator J. LePuen offers a book of stories of his own. In "Kamikaze," a high-school student discovers the surprising lengths his classmates will go to to ensure they get passing grades. In "Separate but Equal," a basketball game nearly triggers a race riot. Other stories follow their protagonists out of Caddo Parish, La., and into the wider world.
Diary of a Would-be Translator
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012 by Fario. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
"Was briefly tempted to write today but then remembered that it was Sunday and that the last thing I wanted to be was a Sunday scribbler."
Road Hazards
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"We'll spend five minutes talking with some people, go from one station to the next with others, live two or three years, or even twenty, with others still. At bottom, though, we do nothing but run into each other (how long doesn't matter), run into each other and always by chance. And always part company."
Julio Ramón Ribeyro, Impurity, and the Trials of the Amateur
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Price: $1.80 USD. Words: 6,310. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2012 by Fario. Category: Essay » Literature
"To me," wrote Peruvian Julio Ramón Ribeyro, "the crippled, the cretins, the beggars, and the pariahs. They come naturally to me without my having to summon them."
Kleist, Cortés, and the Great Santiago Earthquake of 1647
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 7,840. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011 by Fario. Category: Essay » Literature
It is generally agreed that the sources of Heinrich von Kleist's bloody tales are European, but Juan LePuen argues that, for those interested in the genesis of "Michael Kohlhaas" or "The Earthquake in Chile," such colonial American documents as Hernán Cortés's letters to Charles V make for lines of inquiry of no less promise than that of more conventional European sources.
Teacher of the Year
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 1,740. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2011 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When the standoffish head of his department summons him to her office, "Professor" John Newhouse is sure it is to let him know that he has been given the annual award for the teacher who most clearly embodies the ideals of the department's illustrious founder, Dr. Edward Nortick.
Landlocked
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 1,870. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2011 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Barely four years removed from graduation, three friends from high school, now more interested in drink than in each other, recall the evening one of their number emerged suddenly sobered from the stranger's apartment he had disappeared into shortly before.
Separate but Equal
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2011 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A high-school basketball game threatens to trigger a race riot in Caddo Parish, Louisiana.
Kamikaze
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2011 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The mid-1980s in a moribund Caddo Parish, Louisiana. Two emissaries from a booming Japan meet unexpectedly vicious resistance from a class of ne'er-do-well high-school students.
Failure Notice
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2011 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In the brief tale "Failure Notice," a graduate student's dismal performance on his qualifying exams causes him to take a new look at his surroundings.
Cashiers and Courtesy Clerks
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2011 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
"When I was sixteen I got a job bagging groceries at the Albertsons on Southfield and East Kings."

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